Howard Johnson Express Aiken
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Today we push on from. Birmingham, Alabama to cross the State of Georgia from West to East. We will drive for about 4.5 hours today with Augusta as our final destination. Driving was good with a wee bit of misty rain at fiirst but finally blue skies and sunshine broke through. It was so wonderful to finally see some sunshine after several days ...
... The rails are mainly abandoned now but they have been made into walking and riding trails - Rails to Trails.
In 1865, Confederate General Joseph Wheeler took his position in Aiken to oppose Union General Sherman's raid during the War Between the States. Sherman was defeated. For the past 20 years, the town of Aiken has reenacted this Battle of Aiken in February. It is supposed to be quite the event to watch.
In 1870, Aiken began to attract ...
... aspect was that it didn't seem like a wealthy town. I assume that the golf club members come here for the day and the high tail it back to their mansions.
We went to the golf course and I spoke to the security guard who was just inside the entry gates. He advised me very politely that I was trespassing and that I could take as many photo's as I liked as long as I was outside of the gates.
This meant that I got a great shot of the ...
Year 2, Days 25 - 28 - Ok, just kidding about the Brothel!! But Arlen had a great list of fun restaurants for us to try. The Biker Bar was especially fun - but when "Big Red" paid for a round of drinks, I feared for my life (just kidding). Apparently, we were the first "ladies" to enter that night and he took pity of us, I think - but how nice!!
Aiken has a lot of Hilton Head Island transplants - for the nice weather - brick houses - and a nice downtown area ...
... very proud of being their Godfather and has a wonderful and close relationship with both of the girls. Sierra is working as a biologist at Savannah River Project and sweet Cheyenne is still trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life, which is driving Mark nuts! Bob and Patty have recently joined the retiree ranks, but sadly, both have lost their moms in the last few weeks and have not yet had a chance to relax and enjoy the new freedom.